Take off to new heights with our up-to-date features and selection at the Central Library! Opened on April 8, 2006, this location offers its patrons the largest selection of internet-capable computers in the Des Moines Public Library, in addition to wireless internet for laptops.
The library still remains a great place to find information as well with city directories that date as far back as 1866 and our vast Iowa Collection for famed authors.
For teens, the library offers an exciting number of events and clubs, such as monthly Animanga Club. Visit our Teen Center as well to use the area's computers and browse through our extensive teen graphic novel collection.
Find activities for a younger audience with our Children's Area on the first floor. This just for kids section features picture books, DVDs, computers, and various other media.
Book Groups Love Our Book Discussion Sets
Find everything you need for your next book discussion at the Central Library! Take a look at the library's large collection book discussion sets featuring approximately eight to fifteen copies (per set) of many popular titles, all for free.